Opinion

The Way Out of the Noise Pollution Menace, By Kayode Ojewale

In order to tackle noise pollution head-on, and achieve a noise-free healthy environment by the government, there should be regular public awareness, sensitisation and enlightenment on the adverse effects of noise pollution on human health and environment. Even in the most beautiful music, there are some silences, which are there…
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Opinion

International Tax Emergency: A Critical Time For Developing Nations To Speak Up!, By José Antonio Ocampo

It is time for developing countries to mobilise. Increasing their fiscal resources is the only way to improve access to health, education, gender equality or the fight against climate change. If the heads of state and finance ministers of these countries continue to underestimate the importance of these debates, they…
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Opinion

2020 Nigerian Budget: Dropping the Ball on the Health Sector, Again, By Judith Ann-Walker

...as the ninth National Assembly studies, reviews and analyses the 2020 budget, citizens and stakeholders, including health associations, of Nigeria call upon legislators to score a goal for health. A goal for health is the goal for every other sector - education, infrastructure, transport. A healthy population is a productive…
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Opinion

The Backward North and Forward South: The Reason For Regional Inequality (I), By Nasiru Ahmad

...the elites group quit investment in tangible businesses in the region and went on searching for government jobs and contracts. This diminishes the chances for the region to revamp and have sustained development, and thus, aggravates its menace by the systemic production of thousands of unemployable youth. In a nutshell,…
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Opinion

Nigeria-Russia Relations: The Missing Link, By Hussaini Monguno

There are many options available for the two countries to expand and deepen mutual trade and diplomatic ties in the interest of the two countries, world peace and prosperity. These options must be speedily pursued. On November 15, 1884, 14 mainly European countries gathered in Berlin for a meeting which…
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Columns

A Postmortem On Dele Giwa’s Mangled Body, By Festus Adedayo

Since that dark Sunday morning on October 19, 1986 when renowned journalist, Dele Giwa, was parcel-bombed by God-knows-who, Nigerian journalism, Nigeria and the government-journalism relationship have not recovered from that nightmarish experience. And in diverse regards. First, because it was a novel manner of assassination, the killing of Giwa opened…
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Opinion

The Constitutional Vandalism In Kogi State Must End Now, By Inibehe Effiong

It is a sad commentary that lawmakers in the Kogi State House of Assembly have shamelessly reduced themselves to pawns of Governor Yahaya Bello, a man who’s scandalous, incompetent and unenviable record of public service remains unbeatable in the present day Nigeria. The lawmakers have, by their inordinate acts, sent…
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